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Welcome to the FITV 3648 Course Page
Welcome to the course specific research guide page for FITV 3648 - Television, Race, and Civil Rights. This guide was created for Professor Monk-Payton and her students. It contains links to recommended books, databases, and archives. Start your research by downloading the pdf handout.
To schedule an online consultation with your course librarian, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What about Google?
There may be good resources available via the free web, but it is your responsibility to look critically at the sources you choose. If you cannot write a citation for a source, then you may not want to choose it for your paper. You should be prepared to defend the authority, accuracy, timeliness, and appropriate context of the sources you choose.
For additional titles, search the Catalog subjects:
- "African Americans on television."
- "Race relations on television."
- "Racism on television."
Please note some titles may be limited to a single simultaneous user. As well, some titles may have limits on the number of pages that may be printed, emailed, or saved. Often, database specific log in is required to download ebooks.
Other Helpful Research Guides
Arts & Humanities Database
On ProQuest's platform. Full text of almost 500 scholarly peer-reviewed journals and selected trade and consumer titles relevant to applied arts and cultural studies.
Communication & Mass Media Complete
Index with full text of hundreds of journals and other sources.
Communication and Mass Media (Gale OneFile)
Academic journals and magazines covering all aspects of the communications field. Key subjects include advertising and public relations, literature and writing, linguistics, and more. Incorporates the content of CommSearch and Mass Media Articles Index and other journals in communication, mass media, and closely-related field. Offers indexing and abstracts for hundreds of journals. Large amount of full text.
Full text of minority newspapers and magazines since 1991
Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text
A comprehensive index of full-text and bibliographic coverage of hundreds of publications on film and television with links to full text.
JSTOR (EXPANDED COLLECTIONS & JOURNALS) - ENDS 6/30/22
Hundreds of academic journals in full text from v.1:n. 1. Access to current subscribed content of participating titles included. Basic and advanced searching defaults to "read and download" content we subscribe to. Browsing defaults to "all content." Look for the Access Level limiter on the lower left side to change settings.
This link will take you to the DATABASES research guide and the full list of newspaper databases available via the Fordham Libraries.
Oxford African American Studies Center
Full text of OUP reference books on African Americans. Includes the entire contents of the Dictionary of African Biography and The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought.
Oxford Bibliographies Online
Combining the best features of an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia, this resource directs researchers to the best available scholarship across a wide variety of subjects. Bibliographies in 13 subjects: African Studies, Art History, Biblical Studies, Buddhism, Cinema & Media Studies, Classics, Communication, Islamic Studies, Latin American Studies, Medieval Studies, Philosophy, Renaissance & Reformation, and Social Work. Citations are linked to full text when available.
Pop Culture (Gale OneFile)
Pop Culture Collection provides access to scholarly journals and magazines that both analyze and contribute to popular culture. The database offers useful information for researchers in social science, history, art or liberal arts courses.
Readers' Guide Full Text Mega
Index and abstracts to over 400 journals since 1983. Includes full text of many articles.
SAGE Journals Collection
Full text of over 700 journals.
US Newsstream (Formerly National Newspapers Premier)
Most recent U.S. news content, as well as archives back into the 1980s from newspapers, newswires, blogs, and news sites in active full-text format. Includes access to the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Wall Street Journal and a large collection of local and regional newspapers on the ProQuest platform. INCLUDES FORMER BLACK NEWSPAPERS.
Historical News Databases
Black Life in America - 1976 to Today
From Readex/Newsbank. Comprehensive coverage of the African American experience, as it was written. Covers not just people and events, but also achievements and impacts. Updated daily, this resource offers deep coverage on a variety of perspectives from over 12,000 local, regional, national, and international news sources. Provides the researcher full text/keyword searching, as well as, access to content by eras in African American history, topics, people and events.
CBS News 60 MINUTES
On ProQuest's platform. CBS News 60 MINUTES offers unprecedented access to transcripts and nearly 500 hours of video from 1997–2014. 60 MINUTES is among the most respected TV journalism programs in the world.
Historical Newspapers: Black Newspapers
More than 10 premier historical titles dating back to 1893. Day-to-day news coverage of leading issues and events throughout U.S. history as well as local and regional politics, society, arts, culture, business, and sports.
Historical Newspapers: The New York Times with Index
Full text of The New York Times for 1851-2017.
Note: The digitized Index allows users to search on and view terms exactly as they appeared in the New York Times print index and newspaper articles.
Historical Newspapers: The Washington Post
Full text of the Washington Post for 1877-2004.
Search Tips and Training
- Use the Advanced Search
- Check to see if the database has a Thesaurus or Index, and consider using it
- Enter each separate keyword concept in a different box
- Select the Boolean/Phrase radio button
- Use an asterisk * at the end of a word to get variant endings : child* yields child and children
- Use quotation marks to search for a phrase, two adjacent words in the same order : "cookie monster"
- Consider using the medium or industry as a subject, or look for a database designed specifically for research in that medium or industry
- Consider limiting by date, and using theories, concepts, technologies, geographies, demographics, and regulations as keywords
- Consider Source Type: Advertisements, Trade Publications, Magazines, Newspapers, Scholarly Journals, Books
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Boolean Operators Video
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Database Search Tips
Database Search Tips from MIT Libraries covers Boolean search operators, truncation, keyword vs. subjects, fields, phrases and stop words.
Fordham Library Tutorial
Specific to the Fordham Library, this tutorial covers both catalog and database searching, evaluating library resources, and an overview of selected library services.
Access Help - Tech Problems
Use this link to find self-help tips for resolving common problems. This link will also provide information about known issues with our electronic resources, and will provide contact information for Fordham IT Customer Care, and our Fordham Libraries Electronic Resources librarians.
Black History Channel - AVON
The Black History channel from the database Academic Video Online (AVON). For more videos go to the Library Homepage, select the Databases Home option, and select the Videos & Multimedia page.
Black Studies Channel - AVON
The Black Studies channel from the database Academic Video Online (AVON). For more videos go to the Library Homepage, select the Databases Home option, and select the Videos & Multimedia page.
Kanopy Social and Systemic Injustice List
Fordham may not subscribe to the full list. Holding may change over time.
Video & Multimedia - Full Database List
This link will take you to the DATABASES research guide and the full list of video and multimedia options via the Fordham Libraries
Archives With Streaming Television
UCLA Film and Television Archive
A catalog of the largest university-based moving-image collection in the world, containing over 220,000 films and television programs. Note, only a fraction of the collection is available for digital streaming.
Vanderbilt Television News Archive
A project of Vanderbilt University, this is the world's most extensive archive of television news. It contains over 30,000 individual network evening news broadcasts & over 9,000 hours of special news-related programming. (Limited access)
Moving Image (Internet) Archive
The Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. A rich core collection of archival movies which range from classic full-length films, to daily alternative news broadcasts, to cartoons and concerts. Many of these videos are available for free download.
Online access to unique and historically important content produced by the public television and radio station WGBH. Contains video, audio, images, searchable transcripts, and resource management tools, all of which are available for individual and classroom learning. America's preeminent public broadcasting producer, WGBH productions have documented our collective cultural heritage in moving images and sound.
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